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Emiliano Sala death: Yorkshire man 'manslaughter' arrest

A man from North Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash.

Emiliano Sala
AFP

The striker, who had signed with Cardiff City, was killed in the crash along with pilot David Ibbotson from Crowle in Lincolnshire.

A 64-year-old man had been arrested and released while investigations continue, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said.

The force added the families of the two men who died had been informed.

Mr Sala, 28, had been travelling from Nantes to Cardiff on 21 January when the plane he was in lost contact with air traffic control north of Guernsey. His body was recovered in February but Mr Ibbotson's has never been found.

Det Insp Simon Huxter said: "We have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality.

"As a result we have arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act."

Det Insp Huxter urged people not to speculate about the identity of the man as it could hinder the investigation.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Today will see areas of patchy rain and drizzle with some areas remaining largely dry.

There will be sunny spells too and a gentle to moderate breeze.

Any lingering daytime rain should clear this evening to leave a dry night with lengthy clear spells:

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Ex-police officer denies child sex offences

A "devious and manipulative" former police officer who was determined to "engage in sexualised behaviour with young girls" repeatedly raped one victim after plying her with alcohol, a court heard.

Teesside Crown Court was told how David Waller groomed underage victims, bragging to one about his job with the police and owning a BMW in order to get her into his bedroom, where they allegedly had sex.

A jury heard the 33-year-old, who served with Cleveland Police between 2006 and 2010, acted in "abuse of his position as a police constable" by having a sexual relationship with a complainant who had reported being threatened by her ex-partner's mother.

David Waller
BBC

Prosecutors explained how Waller met his alleged victims through his role with the force, his capacity as a flying instructor and through various theatre groups.

The charges against him date from December 2004 to April 2016 and involve a total of eight complainants, jurors have been told.

Waller, of Autumn Grove, Stockton, denies three counts of causing or inciting underage girls to engage in sexual activity, and three of meeting or attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

He has also pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, two counts of sexual activity with a child, and one of sexual assault, as well as a charge of misconduct in a public office.

His trial, which is expected to last four weeks, continues.

Yorkshire Bank name to disappear

The Yorkshire Bank brand is to disappear from our high streets in the next couple of years as part of a name change.

Yorkshire Bank
Tim Ireland/PA Archive/PA Images

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group is changing its name to Virgin Money UK, as part of a cost-saving deal.

The group is hoping to make annual savings of £200m by 2022.

It's thought more than 1,500 jobs could be lost following the Virgin Money deal, although some of these are expected to be lost through natural staff turnover.

Pensioner on motorised scooter dies after York crash

A pensioner has died after his mobility scooter and a car collided in York, police say.

Fulford Rd York
Google

The North Yorkshire force is appealing for dash-cam footage following the incident.

It happened near the Aldi supermarket on Fulford Road at about 10:45 on 5 June.

Officers say the man, who was in his 80s, was hit by a Ford Fiesta, being driven by a woman in her 80s, who escaped injury.

The rider of the scooter was taken to York Hospital where he died from his injuries a week later.

Pensioner on motorised scooter dies after York crash

A pensioner has died after his mobility scooter and a car collided in York, police say.

Fulford Rd York
Google

The North Yorkshire force is appealing for dash-cam footage following the incident.

It happened near the Aldi supermarket on Fulford Road at about 10:45 on 5 June.

Officers say the man, who was in his 80s, was hit by a Ford Fiesta, being driven by a woman in her 80s, who escaped injury.

The rider of the scooter was taken to York Hospital where he died from his injuries a week later.

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Any lingering overnight rain should clear away to leave an increasingly dry and sunny afternoon.

Occasional showers are possible tonight, but in general most places should remain dry with clear periods and a gentle breeze:

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Inquest confirms teenager's drug death

An inquest into the death of North Yorkshire teenager Leah Heyes has confirmed she had taken drugs before collapsing last month in a car park.

Leah Heyes
North Yorkshire Police

Leah, who was 15, and from Northallerton died afterwards in hospital.

The inquest formally opened today and the coroner confirmed the teenager died as a result of taking MDMA.

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs have been released under investigation.

The inquest is being held in Leah's home town, where dozens of teenagers turned out to a vigil in her memory after her death last month.

The inquest has been adjourned pending the outcome of further police inquiries.

Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I'll be a largely dry day with some sunny spells, especially this morning, but towards the end of the afternoon we will see a scattering of showers in some areas.

Overnight will be cloudy with further showers while towards dawn there's a risk of thunderstorms and torrential downpours, particularly across Lincolnshire:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far.

However the 08:17 service from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds has been cancelled.

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Inquest to open into girl's suspected drug death

An inquest into the death of North Yorkshire teenager Leah Heyes is due to be opened later.

Leah Heyes
North Yorkshire Police

Leah, who was 15, died after collapsing in a Northallerton car park on 11 May. Police believe she had taken MDMA, the chemical name for the drug ecstasy, before her death.

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs have been released under investigation.

The inquest is being held in Leah's home town, Northallerton, where dozens of teenagers turned out to a vigil in her memory after her death last month.

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

It'll be largely dry today with a gentle breeze and variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells.

A dry, cloudy, evening will follow, but overnight there's a growing chance for showery rain to move in from the south:

Weather graphic
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Fond memories for Bears skipper

Yorkshire v Warwickshire - start delayed

Apart from being the country’s joint top Championship wicket-taker, Warwickshire captain Jeetan Patel will have one other advantage when he leads the Bears against Yorkshire at York today.

The 38-year-old New Zealand off-spinner knows Clifton Park well, having spent a summer playing club cricket for York when he first came to England in 2003.

"As soon as I saw in the fixture list that we would be playing at York I was really excited," said Patel. "It will be great to go back and reconnect with a lot of friends I made. It's a lovely city and a lovely ground.

“I had an okay season there. I certainly didn't set the world alight but it was great life experience. It was my first time away from home, in a different country and I was having to fend for myself and fortunate to be around a great bunch of lads who looked after me.

Jeetan Patel
PA

He added: "I wasn't on a lot of money but that wasn't what I was there for. What I did was learn about the lifestyle in England which is so different. In New Zealand it's all about cafes and meeting people and friends there, whereas here it's all about going to the pub and sharing stories over a pint.

"I was a youngster learning my trade and wanting to get out and about and give things a go and that summer really grew me as a person.”

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a breezy day today with plenty of cloud and showery outbreaks but there'll also be some sunny spells too:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far.

However National Rail Enquiries say in South Yorkshire there are delays of up to 30 minutes on some services between Sheffield and Chesterfield and the possibility of cancellations following an earlier trespass incident at Dore.

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be cloudy and windy today with some scattered showers at times.

The evening will become largely fine with late spells of sunshine.

Overnight, it will be largely dry with long clear spells:

Weather graphic
BBC

Heavy rainfall causes police HQ leak

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Alex Metcalfe

Cleveland Police’s new £20m headquarters has sprung a leak.

Persistent heavy rain has fallen on Teesside for the past 48 hours, and the sheer volume took its toll on the Community Safety Hub in Hemlington yesterday.

It is understood the leak is only minor and has not affected any operational activities.

The state-of-the-art headquarters officially opened last summer after the force moved out of its 1970s office block on Ladgate Lane due to soaring running costs of about £1m a year. It sold the land near Marton for almost £17.8m to help pay for the new hub.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service understands the direction of rainfall was a factor in the leak and that patching repairs will be carried out by contractors today.

BreakingFather and daughter die in car crash

A father and daughter have been killed in a car crash in Guisborough.

Michael Liddell, 68, from Moorsholm died in the crash at the junction of Middlesbrough Road and the A171 at about 12:00 yesterday.

He was in the back of a black Hyundai being driven by his daughter Sarah Liddell, 41, from Marske.

She was seriously hurt and died in hospital this morning.

The 18-year-old man driving the other car, a blue BMW, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Cleveland Police is appealing for witnesses.

Sarah Liddell
Family photograph

Huge fire rips through former Middlesbrough hotel

Investigations have begun into a large fire which engulfed a well-known former Teesside hotel last night.

Cleveland Fire Brigade was called to Marton Hotel and Country Club, south of Middlesbrough, just before 19:00.

At the height of the blaze 40 firefighters were at the scene trying to save the building, which has been empty since 2017.

Duty officer Joe Flounders said it was too early to say what caused the fire but "at this point we suspect that it's a deliberate act".

Fire
Cleveland Fire Brigade

No-one was reported hurt but nearby homes had to be evacuated.

The A172 Stokesley Road is still closed this morning.

Yorkshire's wet Friday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A cloudy and wet start with persistent and heavy rain in places.

Rain should gradually ease and clear during the day, with some sunny spells expected this afternoon.

Any lingering daytime showers should clear in the evening to leave a dry, clear, night:

Weather graphic
BBC

Check your Yorkshire train journey

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far.

However:

  • The 08:04 Leeds to Sheffield via Barnsley service has been cancelled
  • The 08:21 York to Kings Cross service is cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Rain, rain go away?

If you're keen to know how long the summer sun is going to soak us in its warming glow today, look no further.

Here's a handy graphic, kindly supplied by the Met Office, of the heavy rain forecast to move across Yorkshire today:

The Environment Agency has a number of flood warnings and alerts in place.

You can check to see if there are any where you are by clicking here.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It will be cloudy with rain for much of the day, but the afternoon may see the rain starting to ease in some areas.

Rain will continue to ease tonight and it should become largely dry for a time.

Another area of rain is likely to arrive after midnight, with a cloudy and wet end to the night expected:

weather graphic
BBC

Friarage Hospital A&E: Campaigners take their fight to the High Court

BBC Look North

North East and Cumbria

Campaigners fighting against the suspension of A&E services at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton will now challenge the decision in the High Court.

The Save Friarage Hospital group launched a legal campaign against the move and have been granted permission for a judicial review, which will take place next month.

The hospital's A&E department was replaced with an urgent care centre at the end of March.

Managers claimed it was due to problems with recruiting key staff.

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton
BBC

Whirlpool told to recall dryers in 'unprecedented' move

The government is to serve a recall notice on Whirlpool over concerns about the safety of its tumble dryers.

Engineer
BBC

The "unprecedented step" means the company will have to recall hundreds of thousands of appliances over fears they pose a fire safety risk.

It comes after 5.3 million dryers under Whirlpool's Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands required modifying after several fires, including a tower block blaze.

Whirlpool said safety was its "number one priority".

The company estimates that between 300,000 and 500,000 faulty products could still be in UK homes, three years after the first safety notice was issued - although there is no definitive register to judge the accuracy of the estimate.

Last year, the BBC's Watchdog Live consumer programme uncovered cases in which machines had caught fire even after being fixed.

And in April, the Office for Product Safety and Standards published a report, urging Whirlpool to improve its risk management, and"reach affected consumers in more creative ways"to minimise the risk of faulty machines still being in people's homes.

The recall notice was announced in the Commons by business minister Kelly Tolhurst after former Conservative minister Andrew Griffiths raised "great concern" over Whirlpool's "straightness".

Warning of 'heavy persistent' rain issued

A Met Office weather warning for heavy rain is in place across Yorkshire.

Map of rain
Met Office

It's a Yellow warning which means spells of "heavy and persistent rain have the potential to bring flooding and disruption to transport in places".

The Met Office says: "There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings."

At the moment the warning is in force until lunchtime tomorrow.

Yorkshire's wet Wednesday weather

BBC Weather

It will be cloudy today with rain becoming persistent and heavy at times.

It'll stay wet this evening with a brisk breeze making it chilly for the time of year.

The rain will continue throughout the night:

weather graphic
BBC

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this wet Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far.

However, the 08:04 Sheffield to Leeds via Barnsley service has been cancelled.

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Head-on death crash motorcyclists named

Two motorcyclists who died in a head-on crash in North Yorkshire have been named by police.

Paul Dee, 63, from Redcar, and 56-year-old Graham Bowen, from Stockton, were travelling in opposite directions on the B1257 when they collided near Chop Gate on Sunday morning.

Both died at the scene.

The family of Mr Dee, a retired police officer, described him as a "loving husband, father, stepfather, father-in-law, granddad and brother".

Cleveland Police Chief Constable Richard Lewis said he was a "much respected and loved officer".

He added: "He worked in a number of roles including firearms, traffic and was also the sergeant responsible for the motorbike section.

“I am visiting [Paul's family] to offer my condolences in person.

"We have also offered additional support to any of our colleagues that are impacted by the loss.”

Paul Dee (left) and Graham Bowen
Family photo

North Yorkshire Police has appealed for witnesses to the crash at about 11:50 on Sunday

Police discuss crackdown on birds of prey killings

Police from around the country are in North Yorkshire today for a special training day in a bid to crack down on bird of prey killings.

A red kite
Getty Images

Wildlife crime officers from England and Wales have gathered at the North Yorkshire Police HQ in Northallerton for a workshop aimed at tackling "raptor prosecution".

More than 100 officers are attending the event, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

North Yorkshire has previously been named the worst area in the country for attacks on birds of prey, with 54 attacks reported in the county between 2012 and 2016.

Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be very wet today, with frequent spells of heavy rain.

Watch my full forecast here: